At Exapro, we offer a wide range of used shearing machines, essential for precision fabric finishing in the textile industry. These machines are designed to cut and trim fabrics to achieve a smooth and uniform surface, enhancing the quality and appearance of the final product. Our shearing machines range in price from €8,000 for basic models to €100,000 for advanced, high-capacity units from leading brands like Lafer, Biancalani, Mario Crosta, and Santex. Each machine features unique specifications such as working width, shearing speed, cutting precision, and automation level, ensuring they meet your specific production needs.

When selecting a shearing machine, consider key factors such as the type of fabrics being processed, required shearing precision, production volume, and ease of operation and maintenance. These elements are crucial for achieving high-quality, consistent finishes, optimizing production efficiency, and minimizing fabric waste. Investing in our used shearing machines not only provides access to top-tier equipment at significantly reduced prices but also supports sustainable practices by extending the lifecycle of durable machinery. Trust in Exapro's commitment to excellent customer service and find the perfect shearing machine to enhance your textile finishing operations.

Explore Exapro’s listings today to discover reliable shearing machines that deliver exceptional performance and value for your textile finishing needs.

Shearing MARIO CROSTA 3.20m

Year: 2001

Working width 3200 mm

Lamperti GB Shearing machine

Year: 1988

Working width 2300 mm

Raising machine SPEROTTO year 2017 working width 2200 mm

Year: 2017

SPEROTTO Raising machine, type Velura, working width 2200 mm, double drum, 24 + 24 cylinders, for open width and tubular fabrics with cross rollers, fully upgrade in 2017 with touch screen, motors and inverters, exit plaiter, suction device with bags.

KMT CONTICRASH 350E Shearing machine

Year: 2003

FABRIC CRUSHING MACHINE (CRUSHING MACHINE) brand KMT type CONTICRASH 350E. Year 2003. Conditioned machine.

Precision and Efficiency in Textile Finishing: A Comprehensive Guide to Shearing Machines

Shearing machines are vital components in the textile finishing industry, providing the capability to achieve uniform surface finishes on fabrics by trimming excess fibers and fuzz. These machines enhance productivity, ensure high-quality finishes, and streamline the production process. Understanding the different types, features, and considerations for purchasing shearing machines can significantly improve your textile finishing operations. Exapro, a leading online marketplace for used industrial machinery, offers a diverse selection of shearing machines, providing businesses with access to high-quality equipment at competitive prices.

What Are Shearing Machines?

Shearing machines are used in the textile industry to trim the surface of fabrics, removing unwanted fibers and creating a smooth, even finish. This process, known as shearing, is essential for enhancing the appearance and texture of textiles, making them suitable for various applications, including clothing, upholstery, and industrial uses.

Types of Shearing Machines

Shearing machines come in various types and configurations to meet specific textile finishing needs. Here’s an overview of the main types:

Cylinder Shearing Machines

Cylinder shearing machines are equipped with rotating cylinders fitted with spiral blades that trim the fabric surface. These machines are ideal for achieving uniform finishes on large fabric rolls.

  • Single Cylinder Shearing Machines: Feature one cylinder with blades for standard shearing operations. Suitable for general-purpose shearing of various fabrics.
  • Double Cylinder Shearing Machines: Feature two cylinders, allowing for more efficient shearing and finer surface finishes. Ideal for high-quality textile finishing.

Band Knife Shearing Machines

Band knife shearing machines use a continuous band knife to trim the fabric surface. They are known for their precision and ability to handle delicate fabrics without damaging them.

  • Horizontal Band Knife Shearing Machines: The knife moves horizontally across the fabric, providing precise and consistent shearing. Suitable for lightweight and delicate fabrics.
  • Vertical Band Knife Shearing Machines: The knife moves vertically, ideal for thicker and more robust fabrics.

Rotary Shearing Machines

Rotary shearing machines use rotary blades to trim the fabric surface. They are efficient and suitable for high-speed shearing operations.

  • Fixed Blade Rotary Shearing Machines: Feature fixed blades that rotate against the fabric, providing efficient shearing. Ideal for large-scale production.
  • Adjustable Blade Rotary Shearing Machines: Allow for blade adjustment to handle different fabric thicknesses and achieve various finishes.

Key Features and Specifications

When selecting a shearing machine, it is crucial to consider specific features and specifications to ensure the machine meets your operational requirements. Key factors include:

Shearing Width

The shearing width determines the maximum width of the fabric that the machine can handle. Ensure the machine can accommodate the widths of your fabric rolls, whether for small-scale batches or large-scale industrial operations. Exapro’s listings provide detailed specifications on shearing width, helping you find a machine that matches your needs.

Shearing Speed

The shearing speed affects production throughput. Higher speeds allow for faster processing of fabrics, which is essential for large-scale operations. Look for machines with adjustable speed settings to accommodate different fabric types and production requirements.

Precision and Uniformity

Precision and uniformity are critical for achieving high-quality finishes. Advanced machines offer high levels of precision, ensuring consistent and even trimming across the entire fabric surface. Consider the machine’s blade sharpness, adjustment capabilities, and control systems.

Build Quality and Durability

The build quality and durability of the machine are essential for long-term operational efficiency. Machines constructed from high-quality materials, such as robust steel frames and durable blades, are more resistant to wear and tear. Easy-to-maintain designs and accessible components simplify maintenance, reducing downtime and operational costs.

Automation and Control

Advanced automation and control systems enhance precision, consistency, and efficiency in the shearing process. Features such as programmable settings, touch-screen interfaces, real-time monitoring, and automated adjustments can significantly boost productivity.

Leading Brands in Shearing Machines

Reputable brands ensure higher quality and better support. Here are some top brands in the shearing machine market:

  • Mario Crosta: Known for their high-precision and innovative shearing machines, Mario Crosta offers robust solutions suitable for various textile finishing applications.
  • Lafer: Renowned for their durable and advanced technology, Lafer’s machines are popular in the textile finishing industry.
  • Caru: Provides a range of high-performance shearing machines, known for their reliability and efficiency in demanding applications.
  • Ramella: Offers versatile shearing machines characterized by efficiency and robustness, suitable for large-scale operations.
  • Santoni: Known for high-quality machines designed for precision and high-speed shearing, ideal for complex and high-volume production.

Exapro features equipment from these and other reputable brands, ensuring access to reliable and well-supported machinery.

Pricing of Used Shearing Machines

The cost of used shearing machines varies widely based on factors such as age, condition, brand, and specific features. Generally, prices can range from several thousand to several tens of thousands of dollars. For example, a used Mario Crosta cylinder shearing machine might be priced around $10,000 to $30,000, while a high-end Lafer band knife shearing machine could cost between $50,000 and $100,000. Exapro’s marketplace offers a range of pricing options, providing transparency and competitive deals for buyers.


Shearing machines are essential tools in the textile finishing industry, offering efficient and reliable solutions for achieving uniform and high-quality surface finishes on fabrics. By understanding the different types of machines and key factors to consider when purchasing, businesses can make informed decisions that enhance their operational capabilities. Exapro offers a comprehensive platform for sourcing high-quality used machinery, providing detailed listings and competitive pricing. Whether you need a cylinder shearing machine, a band knife shearing machine, or a rotary shearing machine, Exapro’s extensive inventory and user-friendly interface make it easy to find the right equipment for your textile finishing operations.